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Driven: Hyundai’s Series II lands Down Under

update: Hyundai has refreshed its small sedan range local suspension tuning and standard gear.

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3 2014

HYUNDAI has given its small sedan a mid-life boosting its global top seller more equipment, styling and locally tuned suspension.

The and cosmetic improvements to the 2014 II Elantra bring a modest rise on all three variants, the base Active manual up to $20,990 plus on-road (the automatic is a $2200 while the mid-spec Elite and Premium are both up by $1000 for a new price of $26,790 and $30,190

Elantra pricing now mimics variants of the i30 hatch and is in the vicinity of the Mazda3 that kicks off $20,330 (plus on-roads) for the to $30,990 for the SP20 SkyActiv

The South Korean car-maker’s best seller – 8.77 of the compact sedans have sold since its launch in – gets a new chrome grille, for all variants and newly designed wheels on mid- and top-spec

New front and rear bumpers add to Elantra’s length (4550mm), redesigned headlights, a new belt-line and a black rear diffuser are new for 2014.

The cabin gains a cooled across the range, plus and a reversing camera replacing the old rear-view mirror camera on and Premium variants.

Hyundai has negative feedback about the of the front air vents on the 2011 by shifting them further up the stack to improve the direction of air

Hyundai Australia’s Product and Engineering team has revised the after testing 28 combinations on country, rough dirt, and corrugated roads.

The 22mm bar is down from 23mm, Hyundai says makes for turn-in, reduced understeer and offset bump-ride compliance.

Other improvements under the include a switch from a to 32-bit computer processing for the motor-driven power steering and the inclusion of Hyundai’s ‘Flex system that allows the to choose between Comfort, and Sport modes that the feel and feedback of the steering.

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The 110kW/178Nm 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine matched with a six-speed manual or six-speed remains unchanged. Fuel is also static with the recording a figure of 6.6 litres per 100 and 7.1L/100km for the auto on the combined

New standard equipment on the base includes the cooled glove-box, steel door scuff rear parking sensors and door inserts, while carried over include control, a five-inch touch-screen, stereo with Bluetooth and input, audio controls on the wheel, power windows and steel wheels.

On top of this, the mid-spec Elite gains electric folding mirrors as standard as well as door handles, a seven-inch with sat-nav and three-year a premium steering wheel, headlights, rain-sensing wipers and an to 16-inch alloy wheels.

The variant gets air vents for passengers, an electric sunroof, front seats, electrically driver’s seat, leather/leatherette HID Xenon headlights with LED positioning lights, a dark grille and 17-inch alloy

The current Elantra landed in showrooms in July 2011, to be a solid seller, but like other sedans in the small car it has never managed to reach the heights of its hatchback twin – the

Combined sales of the Elantra and i30 put the brand in third place on the local small-car sales with 36,328 units Elantra and 28,035 i30) to the end of November, behind the 2011 and winner Mazda3 (38,060) and Corolla that looks set to the crown this year, units.

On the safety front, the carries a five-star ANCAP safety rating, thanks to six and the usual suite of acronyms ESC, ABS, EBD and Vehicle Management.

Hyundai’s iCare customer program includes three-years price servicing and a five-year/unlimited warranty.

2014 Hyundai pricing*

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